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Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?!

January 31, 2010

Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?!

I remember, as a  child, seeing the bright pictures and reading  simple  words about the Ant and the Grasshopper.  The following is this child’s lesson on conservative ethics and morality, in a revised and updated form. I suppose that some could be very offended by its content. However, I did not post this little fable to insult anyone. Sex, age, religion, race or creed, or current employment status,  etc., have nothing to do with this posting…though some may wish to make it so.

 Those who cannot work because of legitimate hardship or disability deserve our help.  Those who will not work because it is inconvenient, effortful, or because they can make enough money to meet their most basic needs off of our welfare system are the appropriate target of this “sharply barbed” child’s story about the morality and  ethics of independence. 

Some will ridicule this little story because of it’s “far-fetched” cataclysmic ending. But,  any society with a growing confluence  of  governmentally conferred material rewards for citizens who are sociocultural drainers, not sociocultural sustainers, must eventually suffer decline.

That, dear friends, is just the way it is.

I thank Joe Grunert for sending this revised story of the Ant and the Grasshopper to me. I am unable to edit the word spacing of this Cyberspace message, so I present it as it is.

VTM, 1/31/10

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 THE ANT AND
THE
GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little
different…. Two Different Versions………………..  Two Different
Morals

OLD
VERSION

 
The ant works
hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and
laying up supplies for the winter.

 
The grasshopper thinks
the
ant is
a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..

 
Come winter, the ant

is
warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has
no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

 
 

MORAL
OF THE STORY:

Be
responsible for yourself!

 

 

 

MODERN
VERSION

 The grasshopper thinks
the
ant

is
a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls
a press conference and demands to know why the
ant should
be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

 

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN,
and ABC show
up to provide pictures of the shivering
grasshopper next
to a video of the
ant

 in
his comfortable home with a table filled with food.  


America is
stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a
country of such wealth, this poor
grasshopper is
allowed to suffer so?

 
Kermit the Frog appears
on
Oprah with
the
grasshopper and
everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being
Green

.’

Acorn
stages
a demonstration in front of the
ant’s house
where the news stations film the group singing,
‘We
shall overcome.’
Rev.
Jeremiah Wright
 then
has the group kneel down to pray to God for the
grasshopper’s

 sake.

President
Obama
condemns
the
ant and
blames
President
Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope
for
the
grasshopper’s plight.

 

Nancy
Pelosi & Harry Reid
exclaim
in an interview with
Larry
King
that
the
ant has
gotten rich off the back of
the grasshopper, and
both call for an immediate tax hike on the
ant

 to
make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts
the
Economic
Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act

 retroactive
to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is
fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of
green
bugs
and,
having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is
confiscated by the
Government Green Czar and
given to the
grasshopper

.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and
his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the
ant’s food
while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens
to be the
ant’s old
house, crumbles around them because the
grasshopper

doesn’t
maintain it.
The ant

has
disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is
found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is
taken over by a gang of
spiders

who
terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful,
neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses
bringing the rest of the free world with it.

 

 

MORAL
OF THE STORY:
 Be
careful how you vote in 2010.

 

Borders!

November 12, 2009

Borders!

I received an Email from a friend, comparing what illegal aliens get when they cross the borders of some countries and what they get when they cross America’s borders. It is circulating the internet like so much stuff is nowadays. Of course, some of the stuff floating around is very good and some is junk.

I have taken the time to verify the items that this Email alleged are  available to illegal aliens who cross America’s boarders and therefore I think it is something that you should be aware of when you go to the ballot box.

Regarding what happens to illegal aliens when they cross into N. Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, etc., I have not taken the time to validate the precise consequences listed below. So, I do not know if Illegal aliens are shot, kept for 12 yrs. (Or 2,4,6,8,10 yr.), never heard from again, or whatever. But I don’t think that the details matter.

What matters is that there is “hell to pay” and, over the years, my awareness of news reports (both liberal and conservative) has generally informed me of this fact. This general knowledge is all that is needed to present the following stark contrast:

■ If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years
 hard labor.

■ If you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained
indefinitely.
■ If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.

■ If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally, you will be
jailed.

■ If you cross the Chinese border illegally, you may never be
heard from again.

■ If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally, you will be
branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.

■ If you cross the Cuban border illegally, you will be thrown
into political prison to rot.

If you cross America’s border illegally, you can get:

● A job
● A drivers license
● A social security card
● Welfare
● Food stamps
● Credit cards
● Subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house
● Free education
● Free health care
● A lobbyist in Washington
● And in many instances you can vote

I will bet that if we randomly ask our voting age youth on the street, as might the comedian Jay Leno, “how these gifts to illegal aliens are payed for” —-many will answer, “with money from the Government”.

Such an answer was once an amusing sign of ignorance. This answer is now especially terrifying because it is a continued show of ignorance in a time of  unimaginable national financial crisis. This answer is even more fearful because it used to be a truism that the government did not have any money..”the money” was extracted by the government from our working citizens.

Now the U.S. Government not only takes all it can from working citizens, but it also borrows more than it can pay back from our enemies.  Also, if it hasn’t already done so, it may simply begin to print more money for itself.

Then it can give more money to the Illegal Aliens and their children; and anyone else who will vote to keep them in power!

If we run our families this way,  they will fail.
If we run our socioculture this way, it will fail.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/12/09


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